Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Oh, Pia. I love you.

I saw her once, on a bill with Sinatra and Don Rickles. She was fab.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I Really Wish Thom Wouldn't Gift Me ...

He spends FAR too much money on these things.

I am NOT a Tramp!

That's it, I'm never going out with Buddy Greco again!

Thanks, Numero Six.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

An Easy Mash

Sonnets of a Chorus Girl, a 1909 how-to-marry-a-millionaire manual by S.E. Kiser, with numerous illustrations by Henry S. Eddy, is divided into 17 instructive poems. Here's the first one:

An Easy Mash
Last night I saw him in the second row;
You ought of saw the way he looked at me!
And when I done my fancy kick — oh, gee!
He simply yelled, it seemed to please him so.
They say his father has a pile of dough
And he's the only son. I guess I'll see
If something can't be done. It ought to be
An easy thing to get the boy in tow.
He don't look much as though he knew a lot,
But if he has money I won't care;
I guess I wouldn't like to have a yacht
And ropes of pearls and fancy things to wear!
And then there are the papers — think of what
They'll say when I have caught my millionaire.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pictures from Lily

One of the really fun things about having Miss Lily join me here at Lethal Dose is our fun exchange of gifts. Today I arrived home after a long day at the studio to find a big package waiting for me at Chez Lethal! I'm surprised the pup hadn't opened it - he's such a queen! Here's just a sampling of the many treasures:

Destined for The Hair Hall of Fame, of course.

This one even had my name on it! Even though it was misspelled.

The Empire of Woman

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mr. Philip's Dance Lessons, Continued

After a hard day at the dance studio, Lily and I returned home to a large bottle of muscle relaxers and a voicemail reminding us to practice, practice, practice our cameltoe. Oh, that Mr. Philip is a harsh taskmaster! Of course, his prize student is hard to live up to:

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dancing Lessons

This week, Lily and I have been slaving under the punishing hand of stern dancemaster Mr. Philip, trying to master the latest dance, The Cameltoe.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tutto Nero

Thanks, Numero Six

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lily and Me

I was telling her about Pan's People yesterday. But what can you say? So, I just sent her this:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Eurovision 1970

The Montgomery Ward's Designer Advisory Council kicked G√ľnther of Berlin off the catalog back in 1968, for making a nasty remark to Heim of Paris. But after this 1970 Katja Ebstein Eurovision appearance featuring his fashions, they begged for him to return.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Meanwhile, over at The Hair Hall of Fame, look where they put me!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Your Blogging Pals

Look! It's Thombeau, Felix, Mr. Peenee, TJB, Cookie, Norma Desmond, MJ, Lily, and me! Someone put acid into our lime rickeys.

New Slink!

Enkalure® nylon — just about the smoothest, prettiest slink around. Circular knit for remarkable wearability … soft for beautiful drape. Put it together so many ways: contrasting colors or an over-all solid look. Dress it up or down; wear it day or night. E. ROMPER. Hook 'n eye closure at crotch. F. CARDIGAN SHIRT. G. TUNIC H. FENCING SHIRT. J. PANTS.
Just substitute the word "skank" for "slink."  E. has that "I have a hook 'n eye closure at crotch" look on her face, and the others all flaunt insets of their gams stripped bare.
For a leisure-time wardrobe with a little more maidenly modesty, see tumblr @ wishbook1970.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm in Harmony

Thanks, Numero Six

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon

You know, I just love Freddy. He's dreamy, he wails, and hey! He's a hometown guy. Ever hear "Hey Punk Rocker"?! I think his version of "20th Century Fox" kills the original, too.

Special thanks to Phil X Milstein.

Speak of the Devil - Palazzo Pants

As Felix mentioned, "culottes" were sometimes called "palazzos" and what do you know, there in my J. Peterman mailer today:

(click to enlarge)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sir Tom of Hot

Second song is one of my favorites - "Chills and Fever"

Saint of the Day: Saint Lucy

Lucy is a Sicilian saint, the patroness of Syracuse where she was martyred in the reign of Diocletian. One story says that when a suitor admired her beautiful eyes she cut them out and sent them to him, asking to be left in peace thereafter (like most early Christian virgin martyrs, she refused marriage). Now she is the patron of eye diseases and the blind and is often depicted carrying her eyeballs on a plate.

Another version:

She consecrated her virginity to God, refused to marry a pagan, and had her dowry distributed to the poor. Her would-be husband denounced her as a Christian to the governor of Syracuse, Sicily. Miraculously unable to move her or burn her, the guards took out her eyes with a fork. The oldest record of her story comes from the fifth-century accounts of saints' lives. By the sixth century, her story was widespread, so that she appears in the Sacramentary of Pope Gregory I. At the opening of the eighth century Aldhelm included a brief account of her life among the virgins praised in De laude virginitatis, and in the following century the "Venerable Bede" included her in his Martyrology. In medieval accounts, Saint Lucy's eyes are gouged out prior to her execution. In art, her eyes sometimes appear on a tray that she is holding. Until 1861 relics of Saint Lucy were venerated in a church dedicated to her in Venice; after its demolition, they were transferred to the church of San Geremia (Venice.)

In Italy, her feast day is celebrated with torchlight processions and bonfires, clear indications of her role as light bringer. Apparently untroubled by the gruesome imagery, Italians eat St. Lucy’s eyes, cakes or biscotti shaped like eyeballs.

My friend and I often climbed up on the altar to peer into the plate that St. Lucy was holding to see "the eyeballs." (Although, the statue of St. Lucy was not eyeless.)

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Culottes, Come Back!

My at-home hours need dressing up!
Would Tricia Nixon wear these? Click here to vote!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Free Vintage Sleaze!

You all know how much I love to get my vintage sleaze on, and my favorite purveyor, Jim Linderman, is having a little freebie here. Go now!

Jim says:
FOR A LIMITED TIME (until August 20) TWO OF MY BOOKS are available for FULL VIEWING at Blurb.com FOR FREE!

Full Text and All the Photographs! Both CAMERA CLUB GIRLS and THE PAINTED BACKDROP are up for an award, and this not only gives you an opportunity to see the whole books FOR FREE, you can VOTE for me and help make me famous (er).

YOU CAN VIEW EACH BOOK FOR FREE but only vote for ONE. Have fun, spread the word! Just remember to VOTE.

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